Parents' Guide to

Lethal Weapon (TV Series)

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Action-packed remake is surprisingly enjoyable but violent.

TV Fox Drama 2016
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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 13+
age 16+

A classic throwback to the cheesy buddy cop movies, in good AND bad ways.

The casting actually couldn't be better. Damon and partner have the bickering bromance thing down from the git. It has just enough romantic junk for mom and the sprinkling of comedy throughout keeps it fresh. The down sides are the heaping helpings of action cheese and face palm moments that are often poorly conceived and executed with the grace of a Bugs Bunny bit. Don't exspect too much, just some mindless fun and a few laughs. Some sexual banter and revealing bikini type scenes, but older teens should be fine.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6):
Kids say (6):

Full of fast cars, big guns, and crazy maneuvers, Lethal Weapon effectively mixes action-packed sequences with well-timed humor and occasional moments of tear-jerking emotion. Like the original rendition of Riggs and Murdaugh (originally played by Mel Gibson and Danny Glover), the pair's endless sparring fosters a relationship that's based on real friendship as well as professional loyalty.

LETHAL WEAPON is violent, and the crimes featured are in step with the issues of the day. But fans of the original will find something nostalgic and entertaining here. Meanwhile, folks looking for an explosive series to commit to will be easily drawn to the modernized version of this classic story world. The bottom line? It's a surprisingly well-written, well-produced remake that is really fun to watch.

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